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Department of Cardiac Surgery

Rashid Ahmad, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Director, Cardiac Surgery Informatics

Education

  • B.S., Mathematics-Computer Science, magna cum laude, Brown University
  • M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
  • AOA Research Fellowship to develop a computer model of the heart, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship and Residency, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Two-year Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, developing a model for heart failure
  • Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Training at The Cleveland Clinic

Credentials

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Surgery for heart failure including assist devices and transplantation
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Mitral and aortic valve repairs
  • Redo valve surgery and coronary revascularizations
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Aortic surgery

Research Interests

Three dimensional computer reconstruction of the mitral annulus of patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation

Contact

Rashid M. Ahmad, M.D.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Vanderbilt Heart Institute
1215 21st Avenue South
MCE-North Tower, Suite 5025
Nashville, TN 37232-8802
Phone: (615) 343-9195
Email: rashid.ahmad@vanderbilt.edu

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